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foot boards and falling over

Well for the second time my LT has fallen down, actually it's now (16) but who's counting thanks to me of course, and as much as I love my foot boards the fact they don't fold up is is becoming financially prohibitive. about 300 bucks each time. I have tried to work out how to make them fold but I think I will have to take them off, shame as I love them
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Re: foot boards and falling over

Not a deserving end to the trip Linton.
Someone must have a solution... maybe we need to put our thinking hats on.
Do you have the old footpegs to work with in the meantime?


shit, just had a closer look... that's the cast part from the panel thats broken away?

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Here's one on ebay...in the US

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yeah seen that one Chris. I have my fabricating mate welding them back on. what you see in the photo is what happens when they go over every time, its a shame the makers ie darius etc. don't make them to fold up, "(now there's a big hint)" I think I will just take them off for now, pity as they are brand new, made from stainless steel, I ground the originals off so much they were unusable, only used these once for my trip to sydney

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Re: foot boards and falling over

Don't feel bad I took my Darius Boards off also;; I would try to push it little hard in the curves and the boards would hit and would about pick the a&& end up just got little to dangers for me took them off

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yeah seen that one Chris. I have my fabricating mate welding them back on. what you see in the photo is what happens when they go over every time, its a shame the makers ie darius etc. don't make them to fold up, "(now there's a big hint)" I think I will just take them off for now, pity as they are brand new, made from stainless steel, I ground the originals off so much they were unusable, only used these once for my trip to sydney
From looking at Darius's site I think I can see what you have (had ), the relocated downward boards?


Surely with a little help from your manufacturing mate you could fit a hinge underneath somehow that allowed them to fold up in a fall? Might need a little trimming of his aluminium adaptor... and changing the location of the attachment/pivot point..... which would now be the hinge ?

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Re: foot boards and falling over

I believe all you need to do is machine the portion next to the plate above the pin into a circular shape and they will fold up nicely. How much you take off will determine how far they will fold up.


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Thanks Dean that's great information

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Linton, can you post some pics of the aluminium attaching piece and the underneath of the footboard?... just out of curiosity

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here ya go Mate
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Re: foot boards and falling over

I have the same ones on my LT. And yes I love them while riding, I have only scuffed one once and very minor. I actually make a point of NOT taking the corners/curves too fast to prevent a recurrence of that.

I looked at that (making the curve shape like the OEM peg bracket), but the rear corner of the floorboard will contact the plate long before it is folded up.

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good to know that you have tried this, I have been very careful on bends the new springs have had a huge effect on not scraping around bends and a lapse in judgement or a little more confidence, and speed, brought me undone. I stopped okay (had my camper on the back) but the front wheel had mounted the curb, when I put my foot down, nothing but air and over it went.

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another on Ebay.. fyi

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All fixed up just in time for the weekend
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Well done Lonton,
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Excellent, he's done a nice job..... but still gotta come up with a way to make them hinge I feel.... or its only a matter of time, again... (thinking cap going on)....

OK.. here's one possible way to do it without cutting anything existing except for drilling/tapping some new holes and adding a support angle bracket and hinge.


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That is one sweet weld repair that guy must be an artist at his craft. Pass on my regards for a job very well done.

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Excellent, he's done a nice job..... but still gotta come up with a way to make them hinge I feel.... or its only a matter of time, again... (thinking cap going on)....

OK.. here's one possible way to do it without cutting anything existing except for drilling/tapping some new holes and adding a support angle bracket and hinge.

Yep that Looks like a great alternative I will take a look at the possibility

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in short my guy said "not you again?" "I didn't mind trying to fix it but if you want it to flip allow up to $500 and it might work" so I think he might have had a few issues welding it up ha ha. oh well, might just go back to suburbans for around town until the next big trip. and then stickem back on and promise myself not to fall over again.

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I thought you could have just done that mod yourself at home, at little to no cost... which is why I suggested it.
nothing to weld... drill & tap 6 holes per side, and easy to swap back to fixed position if it didn't work out.
At least you have the other options you mentioned...

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